Tag Archives: protect

What have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

How to prevent being a scapegoat?

Scapegoating is a lie designed to elevate the status of abusive scapegoaters while keeping the scapegoats down at the same time. We need to proactively prevent ourselves from ending up as a scapegoat. I was first reminded to share this message to the little ones through a song [1]. *** Build our inner strengths. Our […]

How to deal with nosy people?

On 20161127, I was reluctant to arrange for a lunch together with a friendly, generous, yet nosy friend: A. However, since she has been very keen to meet Little Princess and she would be upset if I delay further, I gave in and arranged a meet-up with her. A is most likely to be an […]

How to protect credit cards from smart thieves who do not physically touch or steal the cards?

On 20161126, the paternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess sent us a video of how a cyber-security expert pretended asking for an innocent question (e.g. is there a Macy in this mall) while waving his tablet pouch (but there were RFID card readers inside the pouch!) Thankfully, he was not a digital pickpocket. […]

How to be kind?

One of my prayers for both Little Prince and Little Princess is that they grow into kind people. Kindness, rooted in love (agape kind of love), is the quality of being friendly, generous, considerate and compassionate. “Kindness is ‘Pure Love’ expressed / experienced / realized ~ ‘Human Kindness’ defines the fate of Humankind.” ~ Jaime […]

What would you choose if you can only have either wealth or wisdom?

After an unproductive morning trying to identify an obstetrician whom I can have confidence in for safe delivery – a VBAC if possible [1], I learned about the lifestyle and perspectives of the second generation of the top 1% [2] wealthy from China via Al Jazeera, while enjoying my lunch [3] of black chicken soup […]

What can we learn from The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem?

In Summer 2016, I am grateful for the opportunities to read books to widen my horizons and improve my command of English. A book recommended by Austin Kleon is The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem, that I have wanted to read since 2015. To me, his words [1] were weaved with rich vocabularies, and […]